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Robert T. Abbott
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Robert T. Abbott

ROBERT T. ABBOTT was born in Salem, New Jersey on March 21, 18689 to Benjamin P. Abbott and his wife, the former Beulah Horner. The family moved to the Wrightsville section of Stockton Township, what is now Camden, in the 1870s. The 1880 Census shows the family consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Abbott, Robert, and his younger siblings William, Flora, and Estella. Another sister, Beulah, born in 1876, had died before the end of the following year. Two more Abbott children were born in the 1880s, James Griffee Abbott and Emma Abbott. The Abbotts made their home at the corner of 24th and Federal Streets in the 1880s. Benjamin Abbott was in business as a commission merchant. By 1885, Robert T. Abbott was working for his father as a clerk.

ABBOTT - On February 7, 1939, Robert T., husband of the late Margaretta Abbott (nee Schuck), of 2891 Tuckahoe Rd., Camden, NJ., age 72 years. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services, Saturday afternoon, February 11, at 2 o'clock at the Sudler Funeral Home, 60 S. 27th St., Camden. Interment at Arlington Cemetery. Friends may call Friday evening, 7 to 9 o'clock.
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Obituary, Robert T. Abbott

ABBOTT – On February 7, 1939, Robert T., husband of the late Margaretta Abbott (nee Schuck), of 2891 Tuckahoe Rd., Camden, NJ., age 72 years.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services, Saturday afternoon, February 11, at 2 o’clock at the Sudler Funeral Home, 60 S. 27th St., Camden. Interment at Arlington Cemetery. Friends may call Friday evening, 7 to 9 o’clock.

Robert T. Abbott
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Robert Abbott Dies, Ex Policeman Here

Camden Courier-Post – February 8, 1939
Robert T. “Bobby” Abbot, 73, retired Camden police sergeant and brother of William S. Abbott, former member of the Board of Education, died yesterday at West Jersey Hospital after a week’s illness of pneumonia. He had been retired since 1921.

East Camden used to have three parks "in the old days" -- and to hear a veteran like Police Sergeant William C. Horner tell it -- they certainly kept the police force "on its toes."
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Old Stockton’s Three Parks Kept Police Force on Jump

East Camden used to have three parks “in the old days” — and to hear a veteran like Police Sergeant William C. Horner tell it — they certainly kept the police force “on its toes.”

There were a number of changes in Camden's Police Department yesterday by Mayor Ellis. He appointed Sergeant John Golden successor to Captain Hugh Poyle, recently placed on the pension list. Patrolman Howard Smith was made a city detective, and Hall Officer James Clay was made a hall sergeant. Motorcycle Policemen Jefferson Kay and Charles Laib were appointed traffic sergeants, while Patrolmen Edmund Pike and Albert Cornog were made traffic policemen. Patrolman Robert Abbott was appointed a sergeant. Mayor Ellis has received the resignations of G.M. Beringer and Myers Baker as members of the City Plan Commission, the first getting out because of pressing business and the other because of going to Camp Dix.
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Police Department Changes

There were a number of changes in Camden’s Police Department yesterday by Mayor Ellis. He appointed Sergeant John Golden successor to Captain Hugh Poyle [sic], recently placed on the pension list. Patrolman Howard Smith was made a city detective, and Hall Officer James Clay was made a hall sergeant. Motorcycle Policemen Jefferson Kay and Charles Laib were appointed traffic sergeants, while Patrolmen Edmund Pike and Albert Cornog were made traffic policemen. Patrolman Robert Abbott was appointed a sergeant. Mayor Ellis has received the resignations of G.M. Beringer and Myers [sic] Baker as members of the City Plan Commission, the first getting out because of pressing business and the other because of going to Camp Dix.

Three Camden policemen were injured, one of them seriously, last night, when the First district auto ambulance was struck by a trolley car while responding to a call from 2310 Carman street, where Bodine Stratton, 39 years old, had shot himself over the heart. All were taken to Cooper Hospital.
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3 Policemen Hurt As Car Hits Ambulance

Philadelphia Inquirer – December 14, 1915
Three Camden policemen were injured, one of them seriously, last night, when the First district auto ambulance was struck by a trolley car while responding to a call from 2310 Carman street, where Bodine Stratton, 39 years old, had shot himself over the heart. All were taken to Cooper Hospital.

Trio Accused of Murder, Coursey Firing the Shots
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Boy’s Brutal Murderer Collapses At Hearing

Collapsing when arraigned in Police Court this morning before Recorder Stackhouse on the charge of killing Karl Kellman, aged 18 years, of 2919 High Street, at Twenty-seventh and Sherman streets, shortly before midnight Saturday, Fred Coursey, alias “Mexican Pete,” alias “Cowboy Pete,” aged 20 years of 121 North Twenty-first street, who admits firing the fatal shots while committing robbery, and Harry Duffield, aged 21 years, of 407 North Forty-first street, who acknowledged masking his face with a handkerchief and being with Coursey, sobbed piteously, resting their heads on the railing of the dock, while John Painter, the veteran detective, was briefly reciting the story.

Mrs. Margaret Abbott, wife of Policeman Robert T. Abbott, died this morning at 6 o'clock after several years illness with consumption, at her home, No. 49 North Twenty-sixth street. Death came rather unexpectedly, although her condition has been grave for several days.
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Mrs. Abbott Dies in Her Husband’s Arms

Camden Post-Telegram – December 12, 1910
Mrs. Margaret Abbott, wife of Policeman Robert T. Abbott, died this morning at 6 o’clock after several years illness with consumption, at her home, No. 49 North Twenty-sixth street. Death came rather unexpectedly, although her condition has been grave for several days.

The East Side police started yesterday to take the census of the Eleventh and Twelfth wards. As this requires a great amount of work, the residents of the East Side are requested to give the officers the prompt and correct answers and thus aid them in their work. Policemen Abbott, Joseph Palmer and Ridgely have been selected for this duty. The Third District police yesterday at roll call donned their new winter helmets.
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Police Have Started Census

Camden Post-Telegram – November 3, 1906
The East Side police started yesterday to take the census of the Eleventh and Twelfth wards. As this requires a great amount of work, the residents of the East Side are requested to give the officers the prompt and correct answers and thus aid them in their work. Policemen Abbott, Joseph Palmer and Ridgely have been selected for this duty.

The Third District police yesterday at roll call donned their new winter helmets.

Benjamin P. Abbott, father of former Clerk of the Town of Stockton William S. Abbott and Policeman Robert Abbott, died last night after a long illness. Deceased was well well known in the East Side. In the old township days he held the office of Township Committeeman and always took an active part in politics. No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral.
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Benjamin Abbott Dead

Camden Post-Telegram – March 31, 1903
Benjamin P. Abbott, father of former Clerk of the Town of Stockton William S. Abbott and Policeman Robert Abbott, died last night after a long illness. Deceased was well well known in the East Side. In the old township days he held the office of Township Committeeman and always took an active part in politics. No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral.

Benjamin P. Abbott, father of former Clerk of the Town of Stockton William S. Abbott and Policeman Robert Abbott, died last night after a long illness. Deceased was well well known in the East Side. In the old township days he held the office of Township Committeeman and always took an active part in politics. No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral.
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Brief News Notes

Camden Daily Courier – March 31, 1903
Benjamin P. Abbott, father of former Clerk of the Town of Stockton William S. Abbott and Policeman Robert Abbott, died last night after a long illness. Deceased was well well known in the East Side. In the old township days he held the office of Township Committeeman and always took an active part in politics. No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral.

Louise Hogan was again in Police Court this morning - this time a defendant herself. After the release yesterday of Howard Starn, who Miss Hogan had accused of assault, she proceeded to get drunk. She succeeded and was arrested by Policeman Abbott. The Recorder gave her thirty days.
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Louise Hogan Gets Thirty Days

Camden Post-Telegram – December 19, 1902
Louise Hogan was again in Police Court this morning – this time a defendant herself. After the release yesterday of Howard Starn, who Miss Hogan had accused of assault, she proceeded to get drunk. She succeeded and was arrested by Policeman Abbott. The Recorder gave her thirty days.